Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Style (And Everything Else) Icon: Vashti Bunyan

Hello everyone!
Today I thought I'd share with you one of my most important icons: Vashti Bunyan. She is this amazing, English artist that originally released an album in 1970 that garnered very little following, and she halted her music career; however, in the 90s she got quite a cult following that she actually reignited her career and has been releasing music since.

She has the most beautifully haunting voice I have ever heard. Her music is simple and serene. It is gorgeous.

I could write paragraphs upon paragraphs of how inspired I am by her, but I think I'll leave this one shorter and show you some images (and some songs) that inspire me to no end.

Inspired Outfits

In the 60s, she had an effortless, menswear, mod style. I made a few outfits inspired by this! ^^

Vashti Bunyan 1

Vashti Bunyan 2

I hope you are having a lovely Tuesday afternoon.

Take care,

♥ ❤ ♥ ❤

Monday, September 29, 2014

One Month of College

I guess it is now becoming customary for me to start off a post with a webcam selfie! 
I think it's interesting to see how I change over time--or maybe I'm just super conceited. Either or, it's fun.

My original idea was to make a post comprising different pictures and things that have happened since coming to university, but that was shot when I realized most of my photos have been on disposable cameras that haven't been developed yet! So the most I can offer you are some little tid-bits from my instagram.

This post is going to be incredibly long (I apologize!) but I have just been so busy with amazing people doing amazing things so there is quite a bit to say.

Moving In

My Roommate & I!!

My Dad & I!!
Moving in was one of the weirdest experiences I have ever had. It was so exciting to finally be living out the experience I had been dreaming about, but at the same time heart-wrenching. I live on the twelfth floor of my dorm, which is both amazing and terrible. We thankfully have elevators, so I don't have to take the stairs everyday, but getting down to the first floor in the morning is terrible considering the fact that most people are leaving at the same times, so it stops on almost all of the floors.

Cool Kids

I've met some of the coolest people here, and I am so incredibly thankful to know every single one of them. My freshman class alone has over 5k people, so you can imagine that there are people from all walks of life here. It's so amazing to meet people with such crazy and diverse interests and personalities. I've spent so much time talking about nonsense and philosophy with these people while lying in the grass by the river (did I mention the Mississippi runs straight through campus? How cool is that?) 

Coffee, Selfies, & Live Music

To celebrate the autumnal equinox (and general curiosities), my friends and I had a little themed ouija-board party. The dress code was feminist bookstore:

Little piece of my dorm

Allan Kingdom <3 <3 <3

In the twin cities there's a crazy-fantastic music scene, and so my goal is to see as many shows as my wallet can possibly afford. So far I have been to only a few, but I have quite a few more already lined up in the future. I have been living on caffeine (hello, no sleep) and the coffee here is great, considering there's a little coffee shop on every corner--if not multiple. 

Overall, I've fallen in love with Minneapolis and where I am in life right now.

All my love,


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Designer Love: Dear Creatures

Hello Internet!
I am currently posting from my bedroom at home for one of the last times (in a while), as I leave for college in 2 days time. It's kind of weird to think that these are the last few days I'll ever really be living at home, instead of just staying there for the summer.

It's both an exhilarating AND terrifying thought! Either way, I am incredibly excited to start a new chapter of my life. And as comes with new beginnings, I thought I'd try something a little different on this here blog. I do not normally talk much about designers, mostly due to the fact that the majority of my online presence has to do with thrifted/vintage fashion; however, I am not completely unaware to designers. In fact, my favorite brand ever created has to be Dear Creatures

I first found out about their designs through ModCloth, and I have been hooked ever since. They just recently released their Autumn 2014 collection, and I am in love! As such, I thought I'd share with you guys some pictures of my favorites from the collection. I hope you fall in love as quickly as I did!

Bows are ALWAYS a must in my wardrobe, and these shirts are everything I ask for in a top. The colors, the style, everything!

I don't think I could survive without the blue dress in my wardrobe, the color of it is my favorite shade of blue (which is my favorite color overall) and it has the perfect 60s smock dress silhouette.

I have also come to the conclusion that my fall/winter coat is going to be from this line (I'm in desperate need of a good coat) but deciding between the rain drop and the navy blue is going to kill me, because they're both SO adorable.

If you know me, then you know I don't normally wear pants. Ever. But the cigarette style of these pants has me so enamored.

And of course any 60s style dress is going to have me ready with my credit card the moment I see it. And someone tell me, where can I get those shoes? 

Lastly, this shirt/sweater/skirt combo is perfect, and perfectly casual. I may have to save up some extra cash and splurge on this collection, because I love everything about it. Dear Creatures, you never disappoint.

And lastly (but not least!), I have this perfect dress in line. Its stripes, pleated skirt, bow, and articulately placed keyhole has me falling in loooooooove! I normally don't go for black or gray, but for some reason this combo has me swooning.

What do you think of this year's Autumn collection?
Let me know in the comments down below!


Friday, August 8, 2014

Everything Goals: French 60s Yé-Yé Girls

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It's no secret that the majority of my inspiration comes from the 60s. I've always had this little obsession with the "It Girls" of the 60s, to be even more specific. I cannot even pinpoint what it is, but some aspect of them has always intrigued me and even inspired me to emulate them. In fact, one of the first posts on this blog was style inspired by Francoise Hardy!

So, here are a bunch of images of french girls from the 60s!



Francoise Hardy
France Gall
Chantal Goya
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Talk to you guys later :)